Last updated on February 15th, 2021 at 10:30 am
Many companies are saving money with drug free workplace programs. Currently, 13 states have laws that provide a discount on workers compensation insurance to employers that implement a drug-free workplace program. This is a great way to have a safe, healthy and drug free workplace and increase your return on investment with this program.
Alabama- §25-5-330 – Provides a 5 percent discount to employers that establish a drug-free workplace in compliance with the act.
Arkansas- §11-14-101 – Employers with drug-free workplace programs may qualify for a 5% discount on workers’ compensation premiums.
Florida- §440.102 – Provides a 5 percent reduction in premiums to employers that implement and maintain a certified drug-free workplace program in accordance with the standards set forth in the Act.
Georgia- §33-9-40.2 & §34-9-410 – Provides a 7.5 percent discount on workers’ compensation premiums to employers that have implemented a drug-free workplace program that is certified by the state Board of Workers’ Compensation.
Hawaii- §431:14-103 – Provides a discount of at least 5 percent on premiums to employers that maintain an effective safety and health program.
Idaho- SB 1119 – Provides that public employers who conduct drug and alcohol testing of all current and prospective employees shall qualify for and may be granted an employer Workers’ Compensation premium reduction.
Kentucky 803 KAR 25.280 – Employers that implement a drug-free workplace program may be eligible for a 5% reduction of their insurance premium.
Mississippi- §71-3-201 – Provides for a 5 percent reduction in workers’ compensation premiums to employers that establish a drug-free workplace program.
Ohio – Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has the Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) – a basic level program with a 4% discount and an advanced level program with a 7% discount.
New York Part 60 of Sect. 134 – WC Workplace Safety and Loss Prevention Incentive Program. Separate credits are provided for safety, return or work, and drug and alcohol prevention. Maximum credits of 10% the first year and 6% thereafter.
South Carolina- §38-73-500 – Provides 5 percent discount on workers’ compensation premiums to employers that voluntarily establish a drug-free workplace program.
Tennessee- §50-9-101 – Provides 5 percent discount on premiums to employers who establish a drug-free workplace program.
Virginia- §65.2-813.2 – Provides a 5 percent premium discount for employers who institute a drug-free workplace program.
Implementing a drug-free workplace program will save you money by reducing your workers’ compensation insurance premium, reducing absenteeism and increasing productivity. Always look at implementing a drug free workplace policy before implementing drug testing of your employees. The policy will help you avoid exposure to liability.